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Dell:
Precision - Very powerful desktop replacements - great warranty, ridiculously expensive - Usually overpriced or overkill

Latitude - Good Laptops - Great warranty! Highly recommended for any Business environment - Sometimes expensive.

Vostro  - Lower end Business Machines - Better Priced - still durable - Usually 1 Year warranty.

XPS - The nicer looking dell machines, Some are better than others...

Inspiron - YMMV Every model is different

(Plain) Insprion Series - Dells lowest end laptop
(R) Insprion Series - Perfect Home use, dependable, decent build quality, recommended
(Z) Insprion Series - A little slimmer than the R series, Some are Ultrabooks (Very often don't include Optical Drives)

HP:

Spectre - Top of the line personal (dragonfly is the top of the line for business) - lightest laptops, and beautiful!

Pavilion - YMMV (Some better than others)

Probook - Stable durable business systems - Usually a little on the heavy side.

Elitebook - Business Higher end systems, usually pretty expensive

ENVY - Used to be the HP sleek and nicer systems, they pretty much replaced most of the standard pavilions now and call them either ENVY or sleekbooks

Sleekbook - like it sounds slimmer line of laptops

Lenovo:

Thinkpad Series - Very Dependable Business Machine, Expensive (Not Pretty but Durable)

IdeaPad Series -

S Series
U Series - Usually the slimmer line Ultrabooks, Doesn't always include DVD Drive
Y Series - Nice machines with good specs and features (Cool Backlit Keyboards)
Z Series - Step up from the G Series, all around decent build, priced nicely, great home use laptop
G Series - Lower end

Samsung:

Series 3
Series 5
Series 7
Series 9 - The nicest, sleekest looking laptops I've seen in a long time - Can pass for a Macbook!!


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A great post by caliheat:
I believe that there are many factors when deciding what laptop to purchase.
1) What is your intended use and necessary features. e.g. light use vs. heavy use & optical drive, computer speed etc.
2) As mentioned several times in this thread, RAM itself is very easy to upgrade after you purchase.
3) Brand - IMHO this is pretty important as well - which do your prefer vs. which brand do people recommend.
4) Price - you should decide a price range that best suits your needs.
5) Operating System - Many people like myself prefer Windows 7 vs. 8.1, so this would be another consideration.
6) Warranty - does it include 1 year or more, cost for extending warranty.
7) Detailed Specs:
  Processor  - model and speed i3, i5, & i7 2.0 Ghz, 3.0 Ghz etc.
  RAM - This IMHO should be minimum 8GB, especially if running 8.1, however can be added easily.
  Hard Drive - SATA vs. SSD, the latter being much faster. SATA itself offers 5400 RPM vs. 7200 RPM again, the latter being faster.
  Screen Size - this is a personal preference as you can always attach a larger screen in an office setting.
  Battery & Weight - overall laptop weight preference & battery life.
  Graphics - Integrated graphics vs. dedicated graphics, e.g. Intel 4400 vs. Nvidia GTX etc.

In summary, you have to decide what are you priorities, what can be upgraded and what you are flexible on.



Excellent article about the differences between the Intel processor suffixes.

Excellent "Laptop Buying Guide" by @dailykasha, written for Black Friday 2021, updated for holidays 2023

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #4600 on: November 25, 2013, 03:53:03 PM »
Started the thread, please not comments till its complete:)

http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=34737.0

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #4601 on: November 25, 2013, 04:03:41 PM »
Dell Inspiron 15 - $449

Use Coupon: HF08ZLDCXJM19W

15.6" Screen
i5-4200U 4th Generation Processor
6GB Ram
750GB 5400RPM Hard Drive
DVD RW Drive
Windows 8 64Bit
You can also buy the $400 Dell gift card and get $75 ecard to apply to the purchase too
http://www.dell.com/learn/us/en/19/campaigns/gift-card-us

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #4602 on: November 25, 2013, 04:45:58 PM »
Do you get the eGift cards instantly. If so this should make it a hot deal deal no?
I am sometimes accused of overthinking things. I am still mulling over whether that accusation has merit.

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #4603 on: November 25, 2013, 04:50:40 PM »
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=8667875&CatId=3989

Vizio CT15-A5 Intel Core i7 4GB Memory 256GB SSD 15.6" Ultrabook Windows 8

$680 from $1200

Edit: Already posted.
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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #4604 on: November 25, 2013, 04:52:41 PM »
Would never trade $75 for the extra year of amex warranty
Life isn't about checking the boxes. Nobody cares.

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #4605 on: November 25, 2013, 04:54:11 PM »
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=8667875&CatId=3989

Vizio CT15-A5 Intel Core i7 4GB Memory 256GB SSD 15.6" Ultrabook Windows 8

$680 from $1200
Was already posted here

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #4606 on: November 25, 2013, 04:56:47 PM »
Would never trade $75 for the extra year of amex warranty

I would from 2-3 or 3-4 but not 1-2

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #4607 on: November 25, 2013, 04:58:58 PM »
Is $400 a GREAT deal or ok deal for this i5? think Ill get better in next 10 days?
I am sometimes accused of overthinking things. I am still mulling over whether that accusation has merit.

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #4608 on: November 25, 2013, 06:10:23 PM »
Dell Inspiron 15 i3 Processor for $269!!!

This is hotter than the BlackFriday Doorbusters Deal!!!

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #4609 on: November 25, 2013, 06:21:38 PM »
Dell Inspiron 15 i3 Processor for $269!!!

This is hotter than the BlackFriday Doorbusters Deal!!!
r there any coupons to add with it?
If u work for a living, why kill urself working?

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #4610 on: November 25, 2013, 06:23:42 PM »
this not good enough for you  ???

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #4611 on: November 25, 2013, 06:24:52 PM »
Dell Inspiron 15 i3 Processor for $269!!!

This is hotter than the BlackFriday Doorbusters Deal!!!
Someone just put me on the lookout for one.
Ordered!
Comes out to $292.60 incl. NY tax.
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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #4612 on: November 25, 2013, 06:26:23 PM »
this not good enough for you  ???
its icore 3,
I am greedy like that.
If u work for a living, why kill urself working?

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #4613 on: November 25, 2013, 06:46:23 PM »
Is it a refurb?
What's the return policy?

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #4614 on: November 25, 2013, 06:54:07 PM »
dead?

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #4615 on: November 25, 2013, 06:55:12 PM »
Pricing at $379.99 for me.  Is it dead?

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« Reply #4616 on: November 25, 2013, 06:59:12 PM »
Dead
Jumped up as I was about to place in cart

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #4617 on: November 25, 2013, 07:01:47 PM »
its icore 3,
I am greedy like that.
Well, if you didn't order yet greedy.....
You lost out on this one:)

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« Reply #4618 on: November 25, 2013, 07:02:30 PM »
Dead
Jumped up as I was about to place in cart
jumped during checkout for me

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« Reply #4619 on: November 25, 2013, 07:08:47 PM »
jumped during checkout for me

ditto.

Chatting with them now, will see how it goes.